Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes

by Paris B on · 36 comments

in Eyeshadow,Product Reviews

I scoffed at the Maybelline Eyestudio quads when they were first launched. I still scoff at them – sorry Maybelline! The colours were just too sheer and matte for me. So I wasn’t expecting much of the new Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio palettes.

I never thought I’d own any Maybelline eyeshadows but then you know what they say about using the word “never” – Never say Never because the new Maybelline Diamond Glow palettes are worth a look!

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The quad I have is 03-Gray Pink. Its a set of 4 gradational colours being a white highlighter, pink colour, silver and dark grey accent colour. All colours are shimmery – yay! If you aren’t into shimmer don’t be disheartened – the shimmer isn’t disco-ball and is in fact more of an iridescent glow icon smile Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes It reminds me of the Japanese style of eyeshadows and imparts a nice 3D effect when applied.

The colours do swatch and apply light and unless you have a very dense brush, it might be best to use a sponge tip applicator or your fingers to apply these shadows. For once, I’m not going to diss the sponge applicator that comes with the palette LOL…

Here’s a look I did using the Maybelline Diamond Glow Gray Pink palette and the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I never knew pink and gray made such a lovely soft combination! I like! icon razz Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes

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The colours aren’t all that fine milled to be honest but I didn’t expect too much of this RM33.90 palette. What I do like about it is that it imparts a soft glowy colour to the eyelids that is at once sophisticated and not over-done. As I said above, its reminiscent of Japanese brands of eyeshadows like Kate or Majolica Majorca and I’m pleasantly surprised! icon smile Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes

The Maybelline Diamond Glow palette come in 6 colours – 01 Copper Brown, 02 Wine Pink, 03 Gray Pink, 04 Ocean Blue, 05 Fresh Green and 06 Lilac Mauve.

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See some awesome swatches here on Lipglosseater. Haha! Bet everyone thought I was going for the green eh? But nope! I’m still in my gray eyeshadow phase because of the work friendly colour and versatility icon smile Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes

Each palette retails at RM33.90 at all Maybelline counters. As always watch out for discounts and promotional prices to snag an even better bargain.

Pros: Inexpensive, Soft sheer glowy colour

Cons: Not very fine-milled, Sheer

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You know what? I thought these Maybelline Eyestudio quads reminded me of something I owned, so I dug around. Then, I realized that these are like a cheaper version of the Dior designer eyeshadow palette – gradational colours, iridescent texture, lovely glow… and so much cheaper too! icon biggrin Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes

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I’m not saying they’re the same of course – just similar icon smile Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes Sooo… Have you seen the Maybelline Diamond Glow palettes? Which colour catches your fancy? Maybe I should look at Fresh Green next… or do I have too many greens already? icon wink Review: New Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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July 13, 2009 at 10:26 am

i have the copper brown, pretty nice. i skip the gray pink cuz ah, not that pretty on me i think :)

but u look good in it!


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 11:32 am

Hey Plue

Thanks! Copper Brown is nice but just way too warm for me boo!


Reese July 13, 2009 at 10:56 am

I was looking at the same colour palette too…and now Guardian is having a sales selling them in less than RM30….


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 11:32 am

Hiya Reese

Ooh! Nice time to get it! :P


July 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

Interesting! I wish Maybelline would bring those palettes here to N.America. Actually, that pink/grey palette you have reminds me of the Majolica Jewelling Eyes palette in SV887 :) But the Maybelline one is cheaper right?


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 11:34 am

Hi Blue

Yup the Maybelline is cheaper than Majolica Majorca and you know what? You’re right about MM I never paid attention to it. You don’t get this one in N. America?


Renee July 13, 2009 at 11:21 am

I think you def chose the best palette! Saw some swatches of the others and gray pink looks the best.

Can you believe I’ve never tried grays for eyeshadow? And I heard it’s one of the “best” colors for brown eyes! Anyway, thanks for the review and pics! I think I just may check this palette out, the look you did was so soft and pretty and I may as well since it’s so affordable too :)



ParisB July 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

Hi Renee

Aww you must try gray – its even more work friendly than browns IMHO! Some day I’ll write about it lol…


rara July 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

I can’t see any pink on your eyes, perhaps a heavier hand will show up well for photo shooting? But the grey is nice!


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

Hi Rara

Thanks. The picture actually looks pretty much true to life – the pink hardly shows up which is great for me because I’m not into pink for the eyes but a light pink shimmer complements the gray well. :)


July 13, 2009 at 11:34 am

You look really lovely in these colors Paris!! :D

Generally i also don’t like Maybelline shadows, but these are really worth a look! ;)


bleusnow July 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Oh thanks for the review! I have been on the look out for a pink/gray palette. The colour combi is totally functional for daily usage and for usage on business trips/holidays.


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Hi bleusnow

Yep! This is one of the best palettes I’ve tried to date. Gets me compliments every single time I wear it – I swear its magical ;)


Nikki July 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I have a Maybelline e/s palette, it’s not the exact one as you got! I have to use it more as I’ll be reviewing it, I wish I’ll like it as much as you like the Diamond Glow :) Gray eyes look wonderful on you! :) nice gradience


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Hiya Nikki

Thanks! Can’t wait to read your review. I’m thinking we are getting different stuff even in the same parts of the world!


geekchic July 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Pink and grey is such a great combination. I think I’ll use that for my eyes tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration! :D


ParisB July 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Hey geekchic

It is, but only with a light pink. Anything too dark/bright needs black!


Sarah July 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I love the green and lilac ones..Might just go to the mall to buy them tonight..hehee..Thanks for reviewing them =)


ParisB July 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Hiya Sarah

You’re welcome and I hope you like them!


LyNn July 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

i think that this combination is the best out of the bunch
i mean its more blending soft sorta colours
others are so single toned.
looks lovely btw


ParisB July 14, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Hi LyNn

You know what? I have to agree. The darkest shades in the other palettes weren’t as dark as I hoped.


Renz July 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Oooo…I’ve been lemming for this palettes…ever since they came out. lol. Wanted to get the Pink-Grey, Ocean Blue and copper brown palette. Tempted by the Green palette as well, but I have too many greens and none of them had hit the pan yet..*sigh*.

Pink-Grey looks gorgeous on you! Love that soft, smokey natural look *drools drools*


ParisB July 14, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Hi Renz

Thank you! I guess you are like me and green shadows LOL… I’m still thinking of whether I need that green :P


catherine July 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

wow so nice!! Thanks i am getting the lilac mauve i simply love purple colors and shimmers on eyes.


ParisB July 14, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Hi Catherine

Thank you. I hope you like this one too!


Connie July 14, 2009 at 1:43 am

I don’t like full shimmer for eyeshadow palettes unfortunately. I didn’t like the previous quads cuz they color payoff was horrendous and they fade very quickly. Iv’e swatched the new ones and they seem to be of better quality at least. I liked the green and brown :D and yes! Pink and grey is actually an excellent combination!


ParisB July 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Hey Connie

Yep! I just realised I have another T’estimo Pink/Grey palette that I love. Its shimmery too :P


Jyoan July 14, 2009 at 7:27 pm

WOW! They have a new range?? I dislike their previous palettes as the colours are just plain ugly, to me. Wow, I totally love what I see the pics you put up! I previously bought an obscure brand (available in Watsons though) called IN2IT because it’s just the right colours.


I’d just like to say that this arrangement of shades makes it so easy to apply eyeshadow The Maquillage Way (by Shisedo).

Feel like getting ALL of them!


tiff September 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm

i luv this pink but in the end i bought ocean blue!
and sg hv gray pink and ocean blue only~i got a bit regret buy in sg~
msia cheaper!== sob!
do u hv any tips for applying eyeshadow?!
coz very nice in ur photo~ quite natural~i mean not heavy look~sweet~


ParisB September 8, 2009 at 11:58 am

Hi Tiff

Thank you. I just applied the colours as you see on the back of the case :) Go dark near your lashes and light towards your brow bone and you’d be alright :)


September 17, 2009 at 8:20 am

Hmm… I never wore pink eversince form 2, but the pink sheer is ok for highlighting but I kinda hate it when they made my eyes look a bit reddened as in my skin flush like being irritated instead of by the eye shadow.


Janet Powell August 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Hi Paris
I am thinking of getting the brown pallette, pink grey pallet
te and the green pallette


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